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The back door lock (squeeze-up type) on my 98 V8 is constantly getting stuck in the "up" position. i.e. stuck up inside the housing. Its a great security feature but I'd like to get it working more freely. Currently I have to lever it down with an angled screwdriver before I can open the door. It looks like the whole assembly is rivetted in position, so I can't get at it easily to check / lubricate. Any ideas please?

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You could spray something like WD40 up at either end of the 'handle' where it pivots and free it out this way .

You could also remove the Land Rover badge from the center of the housing to improve access .

I found that spraying up at either end always worked for me - might be hard to free out the first time but a regular spray after that should keep it free .

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You could spray something like WD40 up at either end of the 'handle' where it pivots and free it out this way .

You could also remove the Land Rover badge from the center of the housing to improve access .

I found that spraying up at either end always worked for me - might be hard to free out the first time but a regular spray after that should keep it free .

Thanks.... I tried with a manky old WD40 can last month, but had lost the Straw-thingy, so couldn't direct the spray precisely. I'll give it another try tomorrow.

Silverbake

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As I said it can take a while to get it freed out the first time and you need to be able to direct the spray at both ends to free out the pivot points . Keep moving it through its full range of movement while spraying it after each movement .

Has it got stiff over time - it occurred to me that the spring to move it back down could have failed .

The few I have come across have always freed out though .

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As I said it can take a while to get it freed out the first time and you need to be able to direct the spray at both ends to free out the pivot points . Keep moving it through its full range of movement while spraying it after each movement .

Has it got stiff over time - it occurred to me that the spring to move it back down could have failed .

The few I have come across have always freed out though .

What a fantastic forum!

I got a can of WD40 with straw, popped-out the land Rover logo and there were the springs all covered in mud and grime. A couple of sprays whilst working the handle up and down and hey presto, its as good as new.

Conclusions:

1/ I should have joined LR4x4.com earlier.

2/ I should have noticed that the logo simply pushes out.

3/ If I'm getting mud up inside the lock housing, I need to work harder with the jet wash!

Thanks again to all respondants.

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